Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design has been named as a nominee and finalist for the 2012 Special Events Gala Awards in the category of Best Invitation. The awards ceremony will be held this Friday evening in Chicago. It is honor and privilege to be nominated among such talented professionals.

After we return we will post photos of the entry!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dont' Be Late...

I just went back in the blog and noticed that I never posted the photos from the Alice in Wonderland inspired photo shoot - So, dreadfully late, please accept my apologies and enjoy! 

A Silk Invitation Box was created using purple and iridescent green dupioni silks.
The main invitation panel is constructed using purple dupioni silk, 
satin ribbon, fiberous paper and twine.

The menus echoed the invitation, constructed using purple and iridescent green dupioni silks, 
fiberous paper and twine. The fonts and graphics were vintage-inspired and incorporated 
tea pots and clocks to echo the story.
Place cards were tied onto Victorian spoons sourced from Antique shops, 
carefully selected for their purple and green color distortion of the silver.  The guests were directed to a time as opposed to a table number - the table "number" was a real clock stopped at a specific time.

White-Washed wooden signs were engraved with vintage-inspired graphics and fonts and strung with deep purple satin ribbon. Signs read "This Way", "That Way" and "Welcome to Our Wonderland"

The table scape, showing the clock "table number"

Favor Flowers made from Almonds and pale purple Sugar Candy, tied with twine and tags

Escort Card Detail

Menu Detail

Invitation and Included Key Detail

Save the Date and Invitation Detail

The shoot was coordinated by the immensely talented Nathalie Cadet-James of Luxe Fete
and photographed by Ambrosio Photography


Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples! This is such an exciting time and I love that I get to be part of this journey with you!

There have been so many wonderful projects and developments this year - I have been very hard at work producing invitations for fabulous weddings, baby showers, birthdays and parties and plan to carve out some time to post a few of them.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Style Me Pretty Feature - April 2011

The other day we were notified that we were to be featured as a cover story on Style Me Pretty! We had a lot of fun working on this and are very excited for you to see the photos. Ozzy Garcia did a fabulous job photographing and Nathalie from Luxe Fête, once again, pulled out all the stops and put together an amazing event.

The invitation pictured above was sent in Italian paper boxes hand lined in green floral moss, the wood hand white-washed then engraved and edges hand painted with gold, all tied with a delicate gold satin ribbon.
The place card and menu for each guest were treated in the same manner and then inserted into a jute envelope.

Please take a minute to visit the full post with even more to die for images over at Style Me Pretty and leave a comment!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Biz Bash Event Style Awards

I am pleased to announce that I am a (double!) finalist for the Biz Bash Event Style Awards for the category "Best Invitation Design"
Check it out!
Event Style Awards

Hilton Orlando’s Wedding Writers’ Weekend
Submitted by Dragonfly Custom Design

Hilton Orlando’s One-Year Anniversary Weekend for Travel Writers
Submitted by Dragonfly Custom Design

Winners will be announced April 12 at the BizBash Expo - Wish me luck!

A very special thank you to The Hilton Orlando for bringing me on board to create the invitations for your events!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Way past due! - Organic Orlando

So, admittedly, I am horrible at keeping up with the bloggery. I have the best of intentions, really. I set aside things and say "Oh! I need to make sure that I post a blog about this!" ... and there the images sit. In a sad little folder on my desktop titled simply "to blog."

I am intending to make my new year's resolution to be (a bit) better about this. Sadly, I am just as bad at keeping resolutions as I am at keeping up with the blog, so no firm promises :)
Suffice it to say that I have QUITE a lot going on! There have been a ton of noteworthy things, exciting events, features in magazines, award nominations and outstanding clients with very beautiful invitations that I will attempt to post about in the coming year.

Without further ado ...

This event was October 1, 2009! Hard to believe it was that long ago!
Organic Orlando was an event hosted by (then Room Service) now AFR Furniture Rental to showcase their yearly collection. It was a very unique event in that they transformed a local organic brewery into an event space. They utilized the parking lot of this very industrial space and tented it to transport the guests into a fully functioning and chic event!
The intent was to make the invitations impressive enough to draw attendees from all over the state, while simultaneously nodding toward the event locale and the organic nature of the beers and the food to be served.

It is not often that I get to have free reign on design, so I had a lot of fun with this one!
The invitations were real beer bottles, filled with the grain and hops used in the brewing process as well as wheat stalks. The bottles were then hand capped and custom labels affixed.
The hand-made wooden boxes were laser-engraved with a logo I created for the event and the bottles nestled inside on a bedding of wood shavings.

The result was a buzz-worthy invitation that garnered me a prestigious Esprit Award 2010 nomination for best event collateral design!

{photos of the event below provided by}

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dragonfly Custom Design Needs Your Support!

I am both humbled and extremely proud to announce that I have been nominated for and been named as a finalist in the 2011 Spotlight Awards in the category of "Rising Star - Female." This is an enormous honor for me and I am very pleased to have made it this far in the competition.
The competition at this point is up to public votes and it is because of this that I am asking for your support.

Starting December 1, 2010 and going until January 31, 2011, voting will be open to the public.

To vote:
1) Please visit

2) On the right-hand side of the page, you will see a section announcing that voting is open. Click on the Voting Page... or just click there.

3) Unfortunately, you must register your email address to vote. You may vote with as many email addresses as you have (then you can unsubscribe later if you want! They will send you updates about the competition and the conference if you don't)
I know this is kind of a deal-breaker for many people, so I completely understand if you stop reading here.

4) I am in the category "Rising Star - Female" - It is second from the bottom on the left column of categories.
Lindsey Luxa, Dragonfly Custom Design

5) If you want, read through the profiles and vote for 1 name per category. There are a ton of talented individuals nominated in the categories.

6) That's it!

So, if you don't mind, please take a moment to vote, forward this and tell others to vote, share on facebook, etc.. I really, really appreciate your time and support!


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